Alleviate back pain with this simple practice

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Back pain is a complex issue; more often than not, it is not actually always related to a physical issue, but an emotional one. Whether you have a physical injury or not, stress will amplify back pain.

What You'll Need

  • A wall, chair, couch or low bed

What You'll Do

  • Release the tension in your back with Legs Up the Wall Pose.
  • Simply lie on your back and bring your hips as close to the wall as possible, extending your legs straight up to the ceiling with your heels against the wall.
  • You can also use a chair, couch or low bed with knees bent if more comfortable.
  • This yoga pose will help increase circulation to your lower back, and is also proven to help reduce the stress response.

Tips & Warnings

  • Start with just a couple of minutes and work your way up to 10-15 minutes a day. This is a perfect way to prepare for bed and wind down, especially coupled with breath work or meditation.
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